How to experience Munich on a budget


Munich is a unique destination with strong cultural and historical traditions. The city is large and has much to offer. However, it is absolutely possible to see a lot of what Munich has to offer in just two days time. Luckily the city is also rather affordable to visit when planned the right way. I’ll be sharing my top tips on making the most out of your time (and money) in Munich!

Tip #1: Buy a metro ticket

Using the metro in Munich is the quickest way to get around the city. Luckily, it’s also easy to navigate. If you are traveling with a group of people, Munich transit offers an awesome deal where you can split the price to save everyone money. Utilizing the metro is cost and time effective when getting around Munich.

Tip #2: Plan your meals

Food in Munich is rather affordable when compared to other large European cities. If you want a true Bavarian food experience, go to the Hofbrauhaus in the city center. If you are of age in Germany, you can get a stein of beer and a large pretzel for around 9 euro. This is an excellent lunch and allows you to enjoy the atmosphere of a German beer hall. There are also several street vendors in the city center which can provide for an affordable, quick meal.


Tip #3: Visit affordable sites

A lot of sites in and around Munich are free or low cost to experience. Just walking around the city center you can see The Glockenspiel, St. Peter’s Church, and the Residence Palace. If you have a bit more time, a visit to Dachau Concentration Camp is what I would recommend. It is a site with strong historical significance. The museum is emotionally moving and provides a lot of information about the Holocaust.


Tip #4: Stay in a hostel

While it may not be the most glamorous, hostels provide an affordable way to stay overnight in the city. Do your research beforehand and you can find a hostel near the city center for a good price. We stayed here while in Munich but I also recommend checking out to find a hostel that will work best for you. This also applies to all cities in Europe!


Munich is a city with a lot to offer. It was personally one of my favorite cities I have visited (so far) in Europe. There is also so much more to see and do. I recommend doing some research and planning activities out beforehand to maximize your time as well as your budget!

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